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problem. the maryland avenue off ramp is closed on the southbound j.f.x.. you can see st. paul street as your alternate. it will be closed through sunday. be aware of that in the mount vernon area. 11 minutes on the inner loop west side. six minutes on 95 south between the beltway and 100. no delays to report just to get. this is a live look at the topside of the beltway. things of moving just fine there. picking up just a little bit on the outer loop but no delays to report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. the weather is not the only thing heating up in maryland. >> the battle for the highest elected office is on. against'malley will be bob ehrlich. jennifer franciotti joins us live from federal hill with the latest. >> democratic demonstrators held a protest outside the former governor's annapolis office yesterday. he was not there but bob ehrlich said things like that will not help maryland. 35 demonstrators demanded answers. looking out for corporate and special interest. >> if it walks and talks like a it is probably a duck. he represented
>>> seismic shock. an earthquake rocks maryland, shaking many people out of the sound sleep. hi, everybody. i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. wjz has more on this event. tim williams has more on the actual quake. but we begin with alex demetrick, who spoke with people who experienced it this morning. >> well, it was small, as earthquakes go. but it was still large enough to set a record in maryland and press some nerves on edge. >>> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country. but the city shook. >> the dog woke me up, wining -- whining and crying. and then the earthquake happened. shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. but then after it happened, she hopped right back up in bed and with the went back to sleep. >> reporter: a state seismograph picked up the quake. >> a small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes, it's something that's a little stronger than we've experienced in recent past. most of the earthquakes are running from a sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> centered between rockville, and lees
>> the governor's race is heating up here in maryland. details on nec's. >> bp finally stops the gusher in the gulf. >> if you thought bp could not be under more scrutiny, some senators are raising questions about whether they had anything to do with the release of a convicted terrorist. >> we are in the middle of the summer season. this weekend will feel like it. we'll have details as we start right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. happy friday. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> john collins has a check of the forecast. >> i got to use a gizmo that we do not have much occasion to use. we had an earthquake. we can demonstrate it for you on our radar. the computer can display the information. there is a 3.5 -- our system called it a 3.6 -- it struck near rockville in montgomery county. thisppened around 5:04 morning. it was about 3 miles down just
>>> an earthquake shakes maryland. thousands wake up to the un experience. is there any damage? >>> hello, i'm don scott and here's what people are talking about today rare quake that rattled windows and nerving across the state. it shook some awake and it has several firing off questions and comments. we're live with the seismic event. we'll have more on the earthquake with tim williams and we'll again with alex demetrick who's live with the people that felt it. >> reporter: good afternoon, don, this was an unusual event. as the earthquakes go, it may not have been that big, but it set a record in maryland. it sent a lot of nerves on edge. >> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country and the city and the state shook around 5:00 this morning with a 3.6 shake. >> my dog woke me up wining and crying and then the earthquake happened. i couldn't figure out what happened and i had never experienced one before. after that, she went up to sleep. >> it's small, but it's stronger than what we recently experience. most of the earthquakes are in the magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> report
over maryland when a 3.6 earthquake rumbled over the state. >> i thought it was a truck that went by. >> i thought it was a freight train. >> that's surprising it was actually an earthquake. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: it's certainly unusual. seismographs caught itself size and duration. >> and the wiggles went on for some, one, two, about three minutes before it quieted down completely. >> very small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes it's something we've experienced in the recent past. most of the earthquakes are running the sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> reporter: they placed the jail three miles deep. it showed up on the maryland science center field earthquake count. and in reports from pet owners. some of them got an early warning. >> a dog woke me up, whining and crying and pacing around the bedroom. then the earthquake happened. it shook the bed. and i couldn't figure out what that was. i never experienced an earthquake before. >> the cause may affect the last ice age which the quake vanished. >> it was some 20,000 years ago. >> the crust is still kind of readjus
seconds after the earthquake all over central maryland, residents shared their experiences. heather wrote that she lived in elk grove and there was a loud sound. the earthquake woke others of. one woman wondered what kind of plane was taking off at the airport to shake us like that and then i realized that there was no claim. >> if you felt the earthquake, we would like to hear from you. >> ross sewage backups have frustrated a woman and she wonders if work crews caused the problem. that is where we find barry simms with more on the story. >> the sewage backup upset this woman, but who is responsible and who will pay for the cleanup? with help from her neighbors and family, sandra german is cleaning up the upper will sewage flowed into her home. >> i have had 70-year-old neighbors and my family down here and we have been bailing sewage out by the buckets. >> she believes the problem started after the county work on a sioux which lie outside her home. >> of this started to sink and the front yard sank. >> the switch line ran over the sewage cleanup cap on her property. >> there was a very
.26 earthquake that hit maryland this morning. the quake was centered around the germantown area and felt all through the purple and the beyond. the people who heard and fell the heaviest disruption is in the purple. >> however, we've had e-mails from every area. whether it's rising sun or dayton. we've had, well, conversations and e-mails with every county around the metro. >> this was pretty good. the main thing is, it shook for ten seconds and it sounded and felt like [low audio] >> glenwood was to the north and west of that. we have to thank you for e- mailing us. >> this was your story, well done. >> you helped us to be on top of it >>> it's been three months an bp's now halted the oil leak in the gulf with the 75-ton containment cap. take a live look at the gulf right now. you can see, nothing's flowing from the well head and as tara mergener reports, everyone's hoping that will stay the same. >> reporter: bp's latest fix appears to be doing its job for now. >> everyone feels like we've begun to turn a corner. >> reporter: thursday, they managed to block the flow of the oil with a tight
the maryland science center's global earthquake count. and in reports from pet owners. some of them got up early in the morning. >> a dog woke me up, whining and crying. then the earthquake happened. it shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. >> the cause may be the last. when the wake from the mile high eye icesheet vanished. >> even though it's some 20,000 years ago, the crust is still readjusting. so it's tweaking a little once in a while. >> reporter: those highest up would have felt it worst. but it was too early for work. checks were made for damage around the state. >> we've identified no serious structural damage. but we are doing a number of things. of course, we've checked in with calvert cliffs. and calvert cliffs appears to be fine. we are sending inspectors out to bridges, especially the most heavily traveled bridges. >> reporter: as for aftershocks, they'll be so small, maybe only dogs will feel them. >> reporter: in fact, only one aftershock may have just happened. maybe just a few minutes after the main quake. it went
, it is dÉjÀ vu in maryland. there is one thing that the gubernatorial competitors agree on the. ough. >> mother nature may present none at st. andrews today. we will talk about the running backs situation with the redskins. backs situation with the redskins. i'm from the gulf coast. my family spends a lot of time here. i have a personal interest in ensuring that we get this job done right. i'm keith seilhan. i'm in charge of bp's clean up on the gulf coast. bp's taken full responsibility for the clean up, and that includes keeping you informed. over 25,000 people are included in the clean up operation. our crews are cleaning the gulf beaches 24/7. we're going to be here as long as it takes to make this right. >> and the maryland governor's race is heating up. >> it may seem eerily familiar, because the same two men are going after the state leadership. >> we sat down with the governor o'malley and bob ehrlich to get their take on the race. >> governor o'malley was in baltimore touting new jobs today. one person says he gives the governor high marks for helping his business grow durin
. that means maryland avenue off ramp is closed from the southbound j.f.x. through sunday night. that is something you want to be aware of if you're heading into mount vernon. the alternative will beat st. paul. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side and topside of the beltway. southbound, no delays to report. very nice out there. we will give you a live look outside at the beltway. things are just fine on the inner and outer lips of the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to. >> thank you. the race for maryland's governor's office is heating up. >> a protest at his campaign headquarters intensify the fight. jennifer franciotti joins us live from federal help with the latest. >> the democratic party did hold a protest yesterday afternoon outside the former governor's annapolis headquarters. he is being accused of being an unregistered lobbyist. democrats zeroed in on his advisory position. what you will hear is democratic concern and prolix response. response.ehrlich's >> if it walks and talks like a duck, it is a duck. bob ehrlich waffled on his explanati
, i think we are having an earthquake. >> a rude awakening for much of maryland as an earthquake rocked montgomery county. good afternoon, everyone, i'm mindy basara. the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was centered in the rock bill. yeah. reports that it was felt far north. kim, it was not exactly the big one but caught a lot off guard. >> it certainly did. the good news is there are no reports of major damage or injuries and in case you slept through it, it hit at 5:00 all for this morning what people -- people were still in bed are getting ready for work. the national earthquake information center says this was the strongest earthquake to hit the washington, d.c., area since they began taking record in 1974. early commuters certainly felt it. >> i was in the subway and i felt a rumbling overhead and i was thinking, ok, the trains cannot run overhead but they run on a platform where i was standing. i was kind of puzzled. but i did not think it was an earthquake. >> our phones lit up seconds after the quake and 11 news viewers all over central maryland shared experiences on wbaltv.com
it was like a >>> the maryland geological survey's website lists the strongest confirmed tremor in maryland was a 3.1 in hancock out in washington county. we are live in northeast baltimore where they have seen it all this week. >> reporter: well, you know, we were fortunate, i mean, as rare as that earthquake was, it was not particularly strong relative to what earthquakes can do, but, still, the reports coming in out of montgomery county, a 3.6. abc 2 was the first on the air to report that quake, but no damage out here from the quake. the hot weather has really helped things out out here. we have really stepped on the gas. 2:00 p.m. is crunch time, we have 24 hours to go. the crews are continuing to work around the clock to get this project done. the rain was a set back and today's quake could have pushed the project back even further. here's more. >> reporter: the rain is gone, but something happened this morning that could have put the project behind even further. >> we were the first ones to bring this to you, there was an earthquake in maryland. >> reporter: you probably heard about
.facebook.com/wusa 9. another comment right here, beltsville, maryland, felt it. caused me to wake up, my dog and parrot starting to go crazy. sounds like it got people up and going early this friday morning. down here you can see tracey jones dickerson wrote, i'm in dunkirk, maryland and it shook my bedroom door. no one else is in the house. one wrote, fort washington, although i don't live on a commercial street, i thought that a tractor-trailer was passing by. and i was asking the same question over on my facebook page. i was asking everybody to send in comments if they felt the quake and that's the biggest thing we are hearing this morning is people saying it felt like a truck going by. tom wrote the whole house was shaking felt like a truck down the road but when i looked outside, no truck was to be found so i assumed it was a earthquake. another wrote felt the whole house shake. very odd feeling. it is really amazing. not a ton of damage and shaking but people certainly woken up very early this morning because of this earthquake. andrea? >> it is definitely a conversation starter. and w
we felt a quake here in maryland was in 2005 when a quake struck the area at 9:00 a.m. february 25, 2005. well, many of you are writing in to tell us what you felt this morning. this writer says i thought the ac was having trouble getting started. the noise increased like it was going to explode. this one says we live in a cul- de-sac. we both went outside to make sure our deck was not falling off. i was in san diego just a couple of weeks ago and nothing, who would have thought i would feel this in maryland. you can go to abc2news.com and share your stories with us. >>> the other thing happening is the extreme make over e dation. tonight -- edition. tonight, the home is really starting to take shape. >> reporter: hey, christian, yeah, absolutely, the weather has been very hot, but it has cleared up yet again today for all of the work down here at the extreme home edition work site. leslie, tell us about a desperate need you suddenly have with all of the heat. >> well, we thought the build was going to be over by this morning and we had a large soda distributor getting us through t
roads. on the outer loop in maryland, we move it outside. we are live from university but we want you to know at cherry hill we have roadwork on the side of the roadway. should be clearing in the next half hour or so. 270 the roadwork is set up going southbound at clopper road 117 and northbound at falls and muddy branch. that's a look at traffic. now, back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> prince georges county police are asking for your help to find a robber. take a look. this is surveillance video from the sunoco gas station in the 6300 block of livingston road in oxon hill. if you are looking at the screen, you can see the man to the left of the screen in a white tank top. once the customer leaves, he pulls out a gun and demands cash from the employee. seconds later, more customers come in not knowing a crime had just taken place. if you have any information or recognize this man, call prince georges county police. >>> dc police made 36 arrests and seized $200,000 worth of drugs in a matter of 12 hours yesterday. it was part of operation sixth sense where officers target repeat vio
wake up call as an arthquake rratles maryland. hello. jefffis off tonight. a%- surpriseewake uu call for thousands of marylanders. yes, thousands of marylanders.. northhest of the district and kathleen has mooeewith the úxact ssrength of the shock.. kathleen? >>reporter: karrn, the uus. geological suuvey says that surprise. fridayymorning in german town. whhle some%- reeident work on home prrjects!! ressdent work on home ppojects. pichht 2 more to cut. not finishhe yet. >>reporter:: everyone s talking bout thh 5:00 a.mm wake up call. >>>everything shoook whole bed starteddshaking and like this. whole bed shaainging. room shaking. everything ii the room wassssaking. >>rrporter: the surprise leads to speculltion. >> with thirnd. wasn't thuuder. >> military plane flying%- overhead. >> it was the soond that shhckee me. automatically úhhught a house had blown up úomewhere near by. >> felt like a truck had hitt c1 3 3 the house at first. >>reporter: steepanii ii a california native. it shaking like hhs.. like ttat sceee in the exorcist. it%- shook for about
6:00, an earthquake hit maryland. it was officially reported at 5:04 in the morning. we have many calls coming in to our news room. it was confirmed by the u.s. geological survey. the magnitude is 3.6 or 3.7. yes, there was an earth quake this morning, and it was rumbling between 5 or 10 secondses. and one person called in and said it felt like a helicopter landing. we will get a little bit of the backseat here. it was located near gatorsburg andierman town. you will notice that it was located 40 miles west of west minister. it's amazing how the geology works. work and pennsylvania, yes, in deed, they felt the earthquake as well. a 3.6 or 3.7 magnitude officially striking at 50 h 4 -- 5:04 >> i spoke with my mother in south laurel. a lot of animals reacted as well. the dog went bananas. she thought it was a helicopter landing in the neighborhood. the harrisburg expressway is running good, no problems. 1 # 5, no problems. and there is a closure through to the jfk closed until sunday. >>> megan and jamie? >> we would encourage you to go do our website. we are taking to -- taking you
there was one in maryland in quebec. it's not unusual, but we will be checking on that. >>> now, we have the heat and we have the humidity. it's going to be uncomfortable. the humidity is going to make it feel like it's over 100 degrees. we will be checking on the information regarding the ertz quake, but let's check the traffic right now. >> fortunately, no accidents or incidentsçó. on the topside of the outer loop, down the beltway down to the northern parkway. traffic is moving well around the area. outer loop is looking good. traffic is flowing freely in both directions. megan and jamie? >> registry of convicted animal users. wait until you hear from those for and against the idea. >> and the latest iphone, apple responds. >> ♪ hey, look, it's grandma! e counart pro? bring it. [ female annw bounty. the bounty withpa ltle extra softss. leaves this surface three times cleaner than a dishcloth. and it's really durable. so all that's left behind are the smiles. new bounty extra st. and try bounty napkins. 5:14 right now. expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visiters. the free bu
. maryland gov. martin o'malley said that he personally did not notice it. at the it operations center briefed him on the impact. >> we are sending inspectors out to inspect bridges and the most heavily traveled areas. >> the earthquake lasted about 90 seconds, but people may have only felt about 15 seconds of it. >> it came in when it like a thief in the night. >> 12 minutes after the quake, another of them came up and then another one after that. >> we have posted an interactive guide to earthquakes. you can find that on wbaltv.com. it is on the top of the home page. in other news, baltimore police have arrested two people from last night's murder. we brought that as breaking news at 11:00 p.m.. an unidentified man was found on a songbird circle. one of the victims neighbors have been arrested. the victim was beaten to death with a lead pipe. we will have much more tonight at 11:00 p.m.. two baltimore county police officers are recovering at shock trauma after their cruisers collided this morning. it happened at about 9:00 a.m. this morning near fulton avenue. the officers were both
in the future and provide a better infrastructure. we want to head north to germantown, maryland where bruce leshan is standing by where the epicenter hit. >> scientists -- scientists there probably told you 300 million years ago this neighborhood was probably a fairly active earthquake zone. at that point two tectonic plates were colliding with each over and they drove up the appalachian mountains which at that point were higher than the himalayas but they have worn down considerably now and all of that earth from the mountains covers these ancient faults that are deep underground here, considerably weakened. >> three seconds you will see it shaking. >> surveillance cameras at euro motors caught a shaking at precisely the time the earthquake hit. >> this is $140,000 mercedes. >> ouch. you are glad there wasn't anything more. >> nothing here. >> the boss may have been worried about the car but that's the last thing on the mind of the salesman desmond and his wife. >> i said what's shaking the house like that. >> the couple was worried the shaking was from someone trying to break in the back
on the beltway in maryland or virginia. 95, 395, checking in great. 66, as you head inbound, no delays reported fair oaks looks good. little bit of volume, everybody moving at speed at this point. no accidents or incidents to report. we have an accident reported in montgomery county and silver springs. fenton at new york, watch out for that. check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> to our big story this friday morning it's the news that residents along the gulf coast have been waiting for. bp has finally put a stop to the massive oil leak in the gulf of mexico. did it by capping the well. this crisis is still far from over. >> a look at the notorious spill cam says it all. the cloud of crude gushing in to the the gulf is gone. the question is will the cap hold without creating bigger problems. a sigh of relief along the gulf coast for you at lase. the ruptured deep sea oil well stopped gush for first time in three months. the company is conducting tests for the new con tapement cap. if everything goes according to pran, bp can continue the choke off the leak or at the very least send oil up to
in oxon hill, maryland need your help finding a robber. they released video from the sunoco gas station. the man standing to the left of the screen in a white tank top and tan hat was waiting for customers to leave and then he pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the employee. seconds later, more customers came in, not knowing a crime had just taken place. >>> two students could have to pay $150,000 for the damage caused by a soccer game in arlington, virginia. witnesses say two girls were juggling a soccer ball inside the newly renovated washington lethal when the ball hit a sprinkler causing them to go off. the water ended up damaging the school's gym. the insurance company is blaming the pair for negligence and seeking compensation. >>> five after the hour. time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day ahead on wall street. good morning. >> good morning. wall street has a ton to think about this morning. what are some of these things? there's the financial reform bill passing in the senate. goldman sacks settling an sec investigation and p
with ties to maryland was killed in that terrorist attack in uganda. wjz is live and tonight kai jackson spoke with a colleague. >> reporter: a uganda resident in baltimore is mourning the loss of a colleague. steven okeria worked for john hopkins hospital. friends and colleagues say his violent death is a stark contrast to the life of service that he lived. these are pictures of the funeral service wednesday. he was killed as people were watching the world cup finals. >> the bomb went off, and steven, unfortunately where he was sitting took much of the blow. steven was very committed to his work. >> reporter: okeria worked in uganda he was working on a project to help the victims of aids and other diseases. and locals say it's troubling that a man trying to help others was killed. >> so steven was out there helping an activity that will help improve people's lives and the reverse rather he lost his life. >> reporter: emily curstetter was severely injured. delaware native was the only american killed. >> i have talked to the various people, i feel the pain. we feel the loss, i know i hav
this afternoon for isolated showers or thunderstorms. >>> steve, we have much more good morning maryland when we come back. it's 5:52 in the morning. >> mor-ning? i'm your genie. you're wishing for a deliciously, nutritious fiber cereal. i am. well, you don't want that one. new kellogg's < ?! the ue]is uast] b]r]s plus yogurty clusters, plus 40% of your daily fiber... plus wait for it... antioxidants! so, two more wishes. [ female announcer ] new kellogg's fiber plus cereal®. positively delicious. >> an earthquake that hit maryland. a lot of people were waking up without the alarm. confirmed by the u.s. geological survey, there is an earth quake. some of my family, calling in and e-mail, they felt it all the way up to howard county as well. we are going to get a lot of reports this morning. the initial report came from the u.s. geological survey, and it's really just academic at this point. there was a confirmed earthquake and the mag tuesday -- magnitude has occurred and -- the magnitude has occurred and it has been measured at 3.7. i would like to say thank you to ralph in westminister. >> we
probably felt that in virginia and pennsylvania. in annapolis and parts of southern maryland, they felt this, maybe even stafford county. >> this is not the first earthquake we have ever had in our region, but they tend to be very minor with very few people feeling them. this 3.6 is much more significant than we are used to. >> is. -- it is. we get one every couple years and they are minor. we get reports, tons of them. this is one of the bigger ones i have seen. >> we did not feel it. some people at the station did. >> i was outside to do our weather segments and i cannot quite feel it. one of our viewers named peggy in middletown, md. woke up her husband to ask what it was anti thought that was the cat jumping onto the bed, but she told him she thought it was really an earthquake. >> we have received funding descriptions, anything from the thought it was a plane crash, to a loud truck driving by, to drilling, because we don't normally thinks earthquake in our area. lisa baden has been taking a lot of phone calls. >> i worry about that cat. sounds like that one needs to go on a diet. f
of the extreme makeover continues tomorrow morning bright and early at 9 on good morning maryland. jamie costello and megan pringle will be there live for the full hour tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. sharp right here on abc 2. >>> for complete coverage of extreme makeover home addition you can get the very latest up to the second stuff online including information on how you can volunteer to be a part of the big build. just go to our website at abc2 news.com. >>> it has been a finally a day where we can get a lot of work done down there at the big build site and whatever your plans were together, easier getting those done as well without all the heavydown pours. take a look temperature wise. we have 80 at bwi, 8 2d c, and 789 from easton, just a touch cooler on the eastern shore. right now as we look at the highs out there today, you say that was pretty hot, right? it was. 95 was hot. i think we're even hotter tomorrow and hotter still into the next few days, so get ready for more of that july heat, skies have cleared off nicely over night here and that means starry skies over night and sunshine blaz
, maryland. we also understand that you could feel the earthquake also in parts of maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. now, in 1990 we had a 2.6 earthquake here. that was the previous record. now, we understand this morning there is no damage reported yet, but we hear people saying things like they heard an explosion. they thought it was a plane or a truck. we even had one of our own photographers call in and say that he was shaken out of bed. all his neighbors were flooding to the street this morning. to one had any idea what happened before the news reports started coming out. so, erica, this is a pretty big deal for these parts. the biggest one ever recorded within 30 miles of washington, d.c. >> and a lot of people keep talking about that today. tara mergener in washington, thanks. >>> now the latest on the disaster in the gulf where there is reason for some hope this morning. the oil has finally stopped gushing from that blown out well. but the next 36 hours of testing the new containment cap will tell the entire story. cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella is on the gu
maryland. numerous calls have been coming in to police and fox 5 news with people saying they felt a rumbling like a passing train. we are asking that you don't call. we know you felt it. we appreciate the calls that have come already. don't call unless you have damage. so far no reports of injuries or damage. tucker joins me now. >>> just amazing. amazing. we can't describe it. a lot of people probably slept through it. for those of us that were wide awake, we were rocking and rolling. i lived in california for a time. i was in a larger earthquake in 89. it was sharp and very noticeable. almost surprised we didn't have any damage across the area. as you said a 3.6. i want to mention quickly that although earthquakes are rare in washington area they are not unheard of. in 93 we had a form near columbia. as recently as 2008, we had a is .8. >> when you say swarm was that a lot of little ones. >> over the course of several weeks, five or six measured. garnered some attention at the time. they were only the .5, 2.7's. this was a 3.6, which is larger. more widespread. >> the star that
. >>> here in maryland now, a maryland police department investigating their own after allegations of excessive force during arrests. two hyattsville police officers are suspended. fox 5's maureen umeh is live in the newsroom with the edge on why their boss is so worried. >> reporter: these allegations have certainly put the officers' reputations on the line but hyattsville police chief says they also could make questions of integrity, bring that to light but the entire police department. two separate incidents two separate officers, both in trouble for crossing the line accused of using excessive force during arrests. >> we were taking them seriously. they're being formally investigated. >> reporter: one ever the incidents happened back in march along the 2900 block of hamilton street in hyattsville. officer trevor hodges was alleged to have used excessive force while arresting a subject. the other incident happened on july 3 and involves corporal steven bockard. he too was accused of excessive force in making an arrest. in other cases other officers blew the whistle. >> it's our
, in montgomery county, maryland. >> i heard you got advanced warning in your house? >> reporter: i don't know if this is common or not. but about five minutes before the thing happened, the dog, he went nuts. began whimpering and complaining. not barking. but was very, very upset about something. thought wanted to go outside. we got to the front door and he didn't move. maybe he knew what was coming. >> maybe he did. but in my house, that could mean anything. okay. john donvan, thanks very much. >> glad to hear there were no injuries. >>> now, let's go to matt gutman, in buras, louisiana. has the latest on what's going on in the gulf. good news. promising news. >> reporter: good morning, robin. sealed for now. this is the home run that bp had been hoping for. its first major success. it's not game over yet. this is a temporary fix. we're learning that the pressure readings inside the well are not nearly as high as scientists would like them to be. nearly 18 hours in. and it's holding. this colossal cork called the stacking cap, plugging oil. shooting up with a force of 70 fire hoses. 3 months
radius of washington, d.c. the second biggest was a 2.7 back in march of 1993 near columbia, maryland. let's go to the stormscan. you can feel it all the way out to 55 miles, out to front royal. franklin county pennsylvania could feel this. that is the latest on this earthquake. i will have more on the forecast later. >> we will get back to your day job. thank you. residents were left shaken up across the region. we are live in rockville, maryland with reaction from there. >> we were in rockville when the earthquake hit, and we began talking with people right away. we heard all sorts of stories, from people that still slept through it, to some who thought a tornado had struck. from rosslyn, to west virginia, this earthquake has everyone talking. >> the highlight of our day is the weather. we have an earthquake, and not just an earthquake, a three. -some think earthquake. >> i heard a rumble. it started like a big truck was coming by. >> i saw a few pictures not where they were supposed to be. >> this was his first earthquake, sort of. a california earthquake brought him into this worl
and traffic charges in maryland. he was sentenced to eight months of electronic monitoring and two years of unsupervised probation. a dash cam video was showing the nba star being pulled over for speeding. he was apparently something of a rolling armory. he was carrying two loaded hand guns, a loaded shotgun and a knife. >>> this morning a mother hopes someone will come forward with information on the murder of her daughter of the vanessa pham was killed more than two weeks ago. darcy spencer talked with her mother and lead agency handling the investigation. >> i feel angry. >> reporter: the mother of vanessa pham, the 19-year-old fashion design student at the center of a murder mystery that is baffling detectives. >> i cry all the time. >> reporter: pham was found dead in her car june 27th. her toyota scion was captured on video minutes before she was found dead. the clues have not been enough to catch a killer. >> the detectives here and supervisors are phenomenal, the amount of extra hours and time. >> reporter: in a rare interview, major shawn barrett appealed to the public to help s
the tunnel downn3 towards the beltway. breaking news this morning. earthquake hit maryland just after 5::0 this morning. according to tte national earthquake infoomation center, the epiccnter of the 3.6 magnitude quake was in county. the epicenter and joins us jim. >> morning. >> aal righh, so what did you feel because we're hearing all kinds of reeorts this morning. p> well, we were up early the brooms and it -- bedrooms and it really was like a buiid-up rumble% activity that happened. the houss started off low rumbling and started gettinn were shaking on the walls. >> it sounded like a traan% aircraft flowing ffying -pthrough. >> iddyou think it was an earthquake or aawere you thinking in what in the wwrld. >> i was thinking whht in the worll because actually,,3 you know, we have airplanes thht fly over our house goinn inno dulls ann thooght, boy, that was a low-flling aircraft, hat was rrally, really low flooiing and we looked out the windows and didn't see anything and it was very last. >> i would say it seemed like a minute but ppobably more like 7 to 10 seconds really. >> and no
, montgomery county, maryland, most of virginia too. heat advisory from 11:00 until 9:00 that's when the worst of the heat will arrive. coming in the form of hot temperatures and humidity. heat index pushing 100 today. 78 at reagan national. 74 dalles. lots of humidity as well. dew point temperatures on the rise. satellite radar quiet conditions, maybe an isolated thunderstorm late today or tonight but i got to the be honest, chances are close to none. can't rule out the possibility of one out there. highs later today enjoy 96 washington. 97 baltimore. fredericksburg our friends, we will enjoy temperatures in the 90s. 97 there as well. >>> laurathings looking good right now, nothing to repart in the way of accidents. construction wrapping up around town. 270 as you make the trip southbound from falls road looking very nice all the way down towards the split. northbound 270, reports of construction, not seeing it here in camera angle. 95 maryland as you make the trip north and southbound between the beltway dealing with road work there. virginia traveling northbound 395 across the 14th street b
by the university they monitor the earthquake. this morning it was over a 3 and in gatorsburg and maryland, we felt the rumble. it was in baltimore, howard got our first report from ralph. i am greatful that we have the qualified weather observers in the area. here is the deal. we have a 3.6 magnitude earthquake as far as work pennsylvania. this is one of the earthquake maps. this is like the geological survey. you have been awaken by the shaken. you are going to be shaking off the sweat this afternoon. 6:36, can kim brown with traffic. >> i just got off of the phone with my mom, and she wanted me to tell you it is your welcome back present we all know how you like weather and those types of events. you are going to see several closures on the southbound to jfx the ramp will be closed until sunday evening at 10:30 at night. if you are traveling towards the dc area, there are no problems. no problems on 29 heading towards montgomery either. harrisburg is looking good. jfx is looking good. that's going to be a four minute trip. megan and jamie back to you. amanda from [ inaudible] ] was concerned be
people's minds. >> i was like, was this an earthquake? no, this is germantown, maryland. it's not an earthquake but i guess i was right. >> reporter: you said you got a phone call shortly after. >> i d. one of my friends called me to make sure i was okay. another one of my friends called later. are you okay? i'm like, i'm fine. it wasn't that bad but, yeah, an earthquake in germantown, maryland, go figure. >> reporter: you don't seem too shaken by t. some people are a little unnerved. are you going with the flow? >> it is a little strange. it kind of makes you wonder about the weather lately. in the beginning of the year in february we had all that snow. now we're having 90-degree weather, like 100-degree weather and now an earthquake in montgomery county? strange business. >> reporter: it's enough of this nonsense, isn't it? thank you very much. i hope the rest of your day is less shaky. i talked to people from germantown. i've had people out in gaithersburg from mt. rainier, from arlton, virginia. i did call some folks in annapolis who say they did not feel it. i have some
. metro reports no damage or impact from the quake, and the maryland state highway administration and montgomery county department of transportation have no reports of any damage to the roadways. crews from maryland and the district are inspecting some of the areas older bridges this evening. they are checking to see whether there is any damage from the earthquake, and so far no reports of any problem. more thorough inspections are expected later on. >> many were caught off guard by the quake and while it may not happen often it is a good idea to be prepared because at we know you don't have to be on the west coast to feel a tremble. >> it is a good idea to have an emergency bag. in mine i have a battery operated radio, a flash light, first aid kit, some water and a lot of folks say bring some food to last a couple of days. >> stock up with canned goods and water. a fire extinguisher is a good idea. >> more advice from friends on the west coast is keep slippers or flip flops by your bed so you don't step onbreak broken glam talk to your children so they know what to expect and the
. a family-run business in silver spring, maryland. we appreciate you coming in today. this is something that never occurred to me. roasting your own coffee on a grill. >> it's fabulous. you'll be adding a layer of flavor which is just lovely and i'll show you how to do it today. >> i don't know if we can get a shot of this. i want to quickly show this one here. this is what we typically think of as the coffee bean. you say it starts differently. >> yeah. this is a product we have. when you start with a green coffee, it looks like this. it is basically the dried seed of a coffee cherry. so this is the dry coffee that is considered green. and this next section is about eight minutes into a roasting process whether you're roasting it at home or at the grill. it is about 20 minutes to roast total. that will get you between here and here. this is about 23 minutes here. >> this is the final product at the end. what do you do? you put in it what and stick it over the hot grill? >> this is really complicated. all do you is you take -- you can take colander or a spaghetti strainer. it doesn't bu
. clinton, maryland lon, heat index, 98 degrees. dover, delaware's heat index, 101. a ribbon of rain showers rolling through pittsburgh, pennsylvania, part of an ever-so-weak weather front. showers and storms in far western maryland and the west virginia mountains. can't completely rule out the chance of a shower in the far western suburbs of the washington area by 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 this evening. by and large, most of us are going to stay dra fy for the remainder of the day. 73, the dew point in atlanta. the combination of heat and humidity has heat index values in the high 90s to near 100. the weather service has had to issue a heat advisory for the i-95 corridor. in anticipation of heat index value between 100 and 105 during the peak of the afternoon. we will spend most of the day in the frying pan. what little shower chances we have will primarily be late this evening and into the overnight hours. may trigger one or two lonesome showers. high pressure is large and in charge of our forecast. the heat advisory goes until 9:00 tonight have the a few thunderstorms and outside possibility. cert
'll be right back. you are watching "good morning, maryland" live this morning on fleet wood avenue. >>> good morning and happy friday. thanks for joining us. this is a special edition of "good morning, maryland" at 9:00. we are live on fleet wood as they are really working around the clock trying to get this project done. they're of course pushed back. the reveal is supposed to be today but it turns out they will do it sunday. what a day. >> if we can get a shot of the windows right there. you know if you look somebody in the eyes and you can tell who they under. >> yeah. >> you can tell this is a baltimoreian home because of the facade around the windows and all of this glass work an the home. the glass is really making this house. >> i think is an interesting choice of architecture because you look at this and see it's a baltimore home but sort of with a modern twist. it will be so exciting to see it when it's finished. >> it's a touch of glass. >> absolutely. this wouldn't be possible if it weren't for people who donate stuff. that's where this next story comes in. jeff hager tells us ab
of quakes centered near columbia, maryland in 1993, reaching a magnitude of 2.7. preparing for a earthquake is a matter of stocking up on emergency supplies maybe a first aid kit, fire extinguisher and canned goods and water. folks at dc homeland security and emergency management agency say they have been fielding calls all day from folks concerned and looking for advice on how to prepare and what to do in case there is another earthquake. >> don't than the doorway because the door could swing. the hinges could give. the door could swing on to hands and fingers and cause problems. so a safer bet is to be in a room without windows or doors, like a bathroom to make sure you are ducking and taking cover. >> experts suggest securing heavy furniture to the wall and always place the heaviest items close toast the floor. the quake is the hot topic at wusa 9's facebook page today. one post -- at wusa9.com. of course, we have our comments about what happened and we have some surveillance video of exactly what things were looking like around town when the quake hit. that's all at wusa9.com. >>> meant
than $350,000 in sales-tax revenue for maryland. they hope that in fact will continue far beyond the festival weekend. -- that the impact will continue far beyond the festival weekend. >> it generates money for the city very good >> more people will find out what baltimore is about. >> that kicks off tomorrow around noon and runs until sunday at 8:00. >> you can find everything you need to know on our website at wbaltv.com. we also invite you to send us your photos and videos. for the time being, the guessing has stopped after 85 days and the more near 104 -- 184 million gallons of oil. british petroleum has gained control over what may be the worst environmental catastrophe by carefully placing of fitted cap over the oilwell. bp says as of 3:25 this afternoon, it stopped the flow. that is great relief for millions of people affected. even while bp executives warned they are still far from the finish line. >> finally there is an end in sight. >> it is possible if the pressures are low that we will have to read initiate -- re- initiate the flow. >> president obama did say he would
rom the southbound lanes of the jfx through maryland avenue is completely shut down. using st..paul street as the alternate routes, quite a bottom f yyur screen. >>> as for 83 further up traveling in baltimore it is going to be an easy drive southbound lanes own tooards carl strret. the beltway ailgt minutts 54 miies per hour,,withii an 11- minutt ride from 795 down to 95 and 99 is looking good from the beltway to -proute 32 in howard county, 11 minutes, 61 miles pee hour theee thrachlt s a look at yourrmorning travels, patrrce back overrto you. >> we are ollowing breakinn nees just in to our newsroom, we have conffrmed hat an earthquake hht maryland just after 5 this morning. -paccording to the u.s. geological urveyythe epicenter as in gaithersburg away s northern virginia quake.eport feeling tte one viewer sayy the hhking even knocked sodas off herr3 % kitchen table. >>> did you happen to capturr the earthquake n camera orrremnants of it? you can upload photos and video to our wreb sitee you can also end photos from your cell phone to picks pickk@fox baltimore.co
the region. that 3.6 was center in the germantown, maryland. it was the strongest to hit within 30 mile of d.c. since officials started keeping records. bp says the capped off well appears to be holding steady. tests show the oil is staying inside the pipe and not escaping somewhere elgs under the sea floor. >>> and prince george's county need your help finding this man. surveillance video shows him pointing a gun at the clerk and demanding cash and cigarettes. the hold-up happened on wednesday. so far no arrests. >> and it's friday. it's a hot one. how is that week looking? >> another heat wave in the making, believe it or not. >> could you lie to us, veronica? >> i would love to. let's look outside. we do have hot spots. hazy skies across the area. hazy skies and we've got a little mike issue here. 97 degrees for a temperature, heat index. it feel like 101. the dew point temperature is at 65 degrees. a light wind out of the southeast at 14 miles an hour. today, pretty hot when you factor in the high moisture content. by 9:00, we dropped to 86. then 82 degrees by 11:00 a.m. a very warm spot
was shaken by a minor earthquake. it was centered in maryland area. no injuries or serious damage was reported. this is the strongest quake to hit within 30 miles of washington, d.c. by mid-morning, more than 11,000 people reported feeling the quake. some from as far away as pennsylvania and west virginia. >> it woke me out of bed and jolted me. >> it shook the bed to the point i thought i was going top to the bottom. it shook me a couple of inches. >> meanwhile, at the white house president obama was asked if he felt anything, he said he didn't 3.6, well. >> mike is ahead with the forecast. it's a hot one. >> definitely inland. another triple digital jump to temperatures that could be oprah: the sole survivor of the nfl boating tragedy. >> i had to watch my best friend floating in the water. oprah: nickschuyler's heart-wrenching, first-hand for constipation relief... nothing works better than miralax. it's the one. the one recommended by more doctors. only miralax is clinically proven to relieve constipation with no harsh side effects. miralax is the only one. restore your body's
, a maryland driver's3 license, and a passport with his photo.3 using the dead man's game that is creepy. take over to somebody else's life like, be like i am this peeron now. >> fedeeal charging ocuments state that john skeleton obtained the passport illegally in 20055 when his flight arrived at bwi ú%urgood marshall airport from lon dog, monnay night, federal authorities were ready. they had tracked him down through a ddath match investigation.ú >> it orders me greatly. and as again the protector of america's border it is our job to make sure it doesn't happen. >> back in ederal hill, neighbors say they nevee suupected they haa a british imposter living oo their block.3 >> thoseepeople did not cause any grief. yoo know, nothing like that. >> for now, the real john skeleton is in federallcustody. and his neighbbrs wonder what justice hh will face. >> send him back to his own there. mayye they will punish him ver there. >> kathleen cairns, fox 45 news at 10:00. >> police tell us john keleton was caught through the deeth where federaa authorities croos reference lists of the deceased with
goes far and wide. we, in the state of maryland, rely heavily on our friends in the gulf for oysters, for the well-known and yummy gulf shrimp, and not regrettably, but they are a good supplement to our wonderful chesapeake bay blue crabs. we need to know that seafood is safe, and the american public needs to know that the seafood is safe for the simple reason that we want them to continue to feel comfortable buying gulf products so that the economic consequences is not multiplied where first of all they have closed the fishing areas, and that i have closed the beaches, but they have closed the fishing areas and then people say, well, i'm not going the buy it, because i worry about it. one, we need to insure the safety and then we need good publ information about that. i want to come back to that, but i want to go right to this idea of the unified command and who does what. i have been concerned about the ified command, because it soundsto me, like when i heard it, it sounded so cool and command and control and decisive and quit-witted and swift of boat and foot. but when i got, ther
. pamela brown is standing by in rockville. the official at the center is germantown, maryland? >> we spoke to a seismologist and he says that the epicenter was 10 miles northwest of rockville. the magnitude of the earthquake was 3.6 which was minor. that is unusual in our area. there has only been a couple of minor earthquakes in the last couple of years in d.c. one man told me it was more sound than shaking. he heard a huge rumble and went outside to see what was going on and he realized it was an earthquake. some people did not realize it until we told them. >> we have a trained near my house and it goes by and i thought it was bad. it was way too strong for that. >> i was sitting on the floor this morning and it started moving. i was wondering what it was. >> i am scared. i did not know this would happen out here. out and iked me thought was a storm and i looked out and it was clear. i don't know what the world is coming to. >> everyone has their own account of what they experienced this morning. it is really business as usual now. people have come to grips with what happened this morni
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